Message from Dr Phil Friend, OBE, Chair of the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers:
On Monday 24th September, Christopher Zealley, a former long-serving trustee, died. He was 87 and had been ill for the past year. Chris was a huge supporter of RiDC - he joined our board in 1991 and served for 27 years. Chris was a former Chair of the Consumers' Association, publishers of Which? and cared passionately about consumer issues. He had wide experience as a charity trustee, including serving with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), NACRO, Dartington Hall, the European Community Chamber Orchestra and other charities and pressure groups. Disabled people throughout the UK have benefited hugely from his tireless enthusiasm for making the world focus on consumer issues. We will all miss him and are grateful for having had the good fortune to know him. Our thoughts and best wishes go to his widow Ann and his family.